Little Salmon Bay snorkel
trail. Story based on Paulene's diary of the holiday.
Little Salmon Bay snorkel trail. Story based on Paulene's diary of the holiday.
Sunday 13th Dec 2015 Going on Holiday for Christmas and New Year with Byron & Sarah.
Vonney took us to the Bus station to catch the 09:55hrs. National Express NX 504 to Heathrow Airport London
17:59hrs At ibis hotel heathrow
Just to say we are on our way! Logged on their computer, Paulene & I had a nice soup bread roll and tea, next see Strictly Results. Full English Breakfast at 06:30hrs then bus into Heathrow central bus station from the corner. Plane due away at 10:50hrs!
Monday Morning 14th December
Took Taxi too Terminal 4 Checked in 2 Bags and one oversized Item a Picture. Plane late arriving so take off was delayed.
Tuesday 08:30hrs Landing at Kuala Lumpur airport but unable to go to the Terminal we had missed our slot, so had to wait on the taxi way another hour, but our plane to Perth waited for us to rush through the Airport, it still waited for the baggage to be transferred, but in Perth we learnt that the oversized baggage didn't make it.
Byron had a longer wait than he expected but was there to welcome us to Australia!
Wednesday 16th December
Took dogs for a walk with the lead on their noses, up near local shops then through park took wrong exit out of park, was a little lost, but as we came past a lady, Nellie was ever so happy to see her dog and she knew where Byron & Sarah lived. We tried our TalkTalk Sim's, we had asked for them to work here in Perth, but no joy! That evening our oversized item, the Picture, arrived at the door.
Thursday 17th December
Walked to Edgewater station, took train to Joondalup. Found Main Street but found Lakeside Shopping Mall more interesting. Paulene had me buy a short sleeve shirt and then some post cards. Returned by train, and then walked 15min to Gypsy Ct. When Sarah came home she gave us a local Sim, with credit on, which kept us in touch for the rest of our holiday.
Friday 18th December 3hrs to yallingup,
We made two stops mostly for the dogs to have a break and a wee. First was at herron point This was a most unusual place, at the far south end of Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary 20km south of Mandurah, you could walk across the lake here! and a real Australian camp site.
Then on to our beautiful log cabin, called 'Tree Change' plenty of honky nuts. Across from goanna gallery & café. Meal out in evening at the little fish restaurant, on the way there we saw lots of kangaroos out on the grass by the lake.
Saturday 19th Sunday 20th
Were going to go for breakfast at the Goanno Café opposite the Cabin but it’s shut on Monday! So we missed out; after taking dogs for a walk, started the drive back to Perth, stopping off to buy some lovely fresh bread opposite the Yallingup local post office, stopping again at Herron Point. Had a great time in Yallingup Log Cabin.
Very hot, walked the dogs, Byron & Sarah at work, swam in pool. Put up decorations outside in roof over patio.
23rd December ( Mum died a year ago)
walked the dogs to the local shops. Washed the sheets, dry in
2hrs. Made some decoration sewed the two Nellie chewed Swam in
pool, Evening went Christmas food shopping, then we had Indian
24th Thursday Christmas Eve
Christmas Morning! Opened presents, lovely surprise present from Kurt & Rosemary. Prepared things for Buffet Byron & Sarah made it all up scrummy!
Walked the dogs. Went to garden Center bought 3 plants with Marie and Brian's present to Byron & Sarah. Back for a bite to eat, then off to shops. Ralph stayed behind relaxing reading his book. Later swimming in pool. Then went to Outdoor Cinema at Kings Park Perth, had a Lamb Salad for tea outside sitting on bean bags, great fun saw last of the “Hunger Games “ films, Mocking Bird 2. Drank wine which Kurt & Rosemary gave for Christmas, it was a good evening.
Monday 28th December
Quite morning, up late, walked dogs on beach fun. Hot afternoon went windsurfing on the swan river, haven’t done it since 13yr ago? Byron gave me instructions, Sarah & Byron went out on the Surfboard Ralph also had a quick go. Byron gave me a few pointers on a Kite Surfing, that was hard, took me off my feet. Good job Byron had hold of it. Fish & Chips for tea. Got ready for early start in morning- sandwiches etc..
Tuesday 29th December 7:30hrs Hillarys Boat Harbour to Rottnest (one week before going home!)
early 05:45hrs Byron took dogs for a walk. Full day at Rottnest
Island, smooth crossing Bought an Island
Explorer Bus Ticket
and caught the first bus from the Settlement, to Little Salmon
Byron walked over to the toilets, where he said there were some
snake's on the path, I didn't go and check!
Then caught the Bus here 'Stark Bay', nice
beach but they didn't see many fish snorkeling, rather cool today.
Then last to Little Armstrong Bay, where it was much better
Coming for the bus back we saw a quokka on the road on our way to the bus stop. to catch the Ferry back to Hillays boat Harbour. In the evening Byron made chicken, butter beans, cherry tomatoes fried in olive oil, supper scummy, then watched good film “Divergent”.
Wednesday 30th Dec.
31st Dec. New Years Eve
Sunday 3rd January
Monday 4th January Timmy is 4years old today!